NZTech Update – Canterbury tech, AV’s, AI and more!

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NZTech Update

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Last week, I enjoyed a brisk South Island day in Christchurch catching up with the local Canterbury Tech team about Techweek and the upcoming Canterbury Tech Summit. The summit has a stellar line up of local and international speakers delving into strategy and leadership, AI, Bitcoin and tech exports. It’s definitely worth the trip but get in quick for the final few tickets.

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We’re hiring! Techweek’18 Festival Manager wanted

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Techweek

We’re looking for an experienced events manager to work with our team to deliver a high quality, engaging and internationally relevant, Techweek Festival of Events.

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Breaking stereotypes essential to inspire girls into tech

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Media Release, NZTech Women

This morning on TVNZ’s Breakfast show, NZTech’s Andrea Hancox discussed busting tech stereotypes.   Watch the interview here.

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NZ not alone in struggling to attract tech women

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Media Release, NZTech News, NZTech Women

New Zealand is not alone in attracting and retaining women in tech, a leading tech specialist says.

Andrea Hancox, NZTech’s national director of government relations, says the whole world faces the issue of attracting and retaining women in tech and introducing tech to young women as a choice of career.

The Ministry of Women has released a guide Decoding Diversity targeted at attracting and retaining girls and women in tech education. The guide is for secondary school teachers, university lecturers, code club volunteers and other community group leaders, potential employers, career advisors, industry professionals, recruitment personnel, students and parents.

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FinTechNZ News Update

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FinTech

A big thank you to those who attended our recent FinTechNZ Connect event series in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. If you missed our winter event series, read the highlights and key learnings here.

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NZTech Update – Inspiring the next generation

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NZTech Update

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Earlier this year NZTech’s Techweek team did an amazing job creating a platform bringing together 287 independent tech and innovation events across 24 towns and cities, reaching tens of thousands of people. Techweek is used to inspire the next generation into being innovative with technology, build tech capability of our SME’s, develop capability of our next world leading tech firms and showcase our best innovations to the world.

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Crypto Bubble Will Burst and It Will Be Ugly

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FinTech

Article from Vito Petan on LinkedIn

It seems almost every day that we are hearing of a new Initial coin offering raising tens (or hundreds) of millions dollars in a matter of days and the sheer mention of blockchain is invoking animal spirits in both investors and the general public. A friend recently told me that his hairdresser is now investing into Ethereum, and even the taxi drivers nowadays seem eager to discuss the newest crypto coin on the block. EOS recently raised $185 million even though their white paper states issued tokes do not have any purpose.

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Project Administrator wanted for Techweek’18 Festival

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Techweek

We’re looking for an extraordinary Project Administrator to support the Techweek’18 project team, keep systems updated and things on track.

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Open Banking and the Future of Financial Services – Are you a survivor or thriver?

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FinTech

Every day there is a new article that discusses the sea change disrupting the banking industry. This change, they say, will fundamentally disrupt the financial services value chain for customers, intermediaries, and incumbents alike. There is no avoiding the signs.

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NZ to stage international tech event before D5 summit

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Media Release, NZTech News

Living up to New Zealand’s reputation as a standout digital nation, the tech sector and the government will stage a major international tech summit in Auckland next year, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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